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New World is running a free weekend right now, ahead of a violent rabbit rebellion

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Now is a great chance to jump into the Amazon Studios MMORPG, before the community starting tearing their hare out. If you’ve not tried out New World yet, or maybe fell off the hype train at some point over the past few months, now may be a great moment to jump into the game once again as the Amazon Games MMORPG is in the midst of a free weekend right now! Those who’re interested in trying the game out have…

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The head of Amazon Games is leaving

Mike Frazzini, the head of Amazon Games, is leaving over a decade after helping found the megacorp’s video games division. Hey, it’s probably good to go out on a high, having finally found success with New World and Lost Ark after years of failures and cancellations. A prior report claimed he was part of why it took them so long to do anything, mind. Read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 manages to be a top seller on Steam in 2021

A terrible beginning didn’t stop the RPG from CD Projekt Red from ultimately being successful. Kotaku reported some interesting tidbits from Valve’s recent stat dump for Steam, most notably that Cyberpunk 2077 quietly became a top seller in 2021. This might come as a surprise to many, as CD Projekt Red’s game has been controversial for being buggy and unfinished. That might be turning around, though. While the very top of the charts are populated by games like New World, Valheim, and Naraka: Bladepoint that generate revenue continuously even after someone starts the game, Cyberpunk managed to make the Silver…

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most watched game on Twitch in 2021

The statistic shows the massive tail that the game has. Kotaku reports that according to the latest year in review report from stream tools company StreamElements, Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most watched game on Twitch, dominating a chart full of games that have solidly lodged themselves at the top for multiple years running. It might sound slightly surprising that a game that’s eight years old is still topping the Twitch charts, but that’s because Twitch doesn’t differentiate between Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online, the source of the former’s extremely long tail and a seemingly…

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New World’s Winter Convergence event to run through mid-January

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The winter-themed event brings winter spirits and Christmas trappings to the MMO. Amazon Games announced the start of New World’s Winter Convergence event to coincide with the holiday season, which will run through the middle of January. Winter has arrived in New World, and is marked by snowfall and Northern Lights, but it also brings with it new hazards and challenges. “While within the settlements gifts are exchanged to mark the passing of the year, outside the safety of the…

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New World’s new update has added a new weapon and new enemies

While New World seems mostly to be occupied in a war against exploits like duping, forever firing off fixes or disabling features, this week brings an update focused on adding newness. That’s nice. The ‘Into The Void’ update introduces the magical new Void Gauntlet, a weapon which can be used to heal or harm. You can perform violence upon new enemies too, because various Varangian forces have arrived to plunder the island. Read more

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New World developers address server transfers, full servers, economy and more hot topics

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The developers go in-depth on plenty of topics. Double Helix and Amazon Game Studios have posted a new blog going into depth on various subjects including character transfers and full server status for New World. With Character Transfers, it was noted that this function has been re-enabled and most players should be able to move their characters. The team said it is “committed to making sure” the community is satisfied with where they are playing long term, and that it…

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Amazon will now let you transfer between New World servers, regional transfers coming at some point

New World’s 1.0.3 update lets you transfer servers for your game and join your friends (or enemies). Amazon has clarified that it is figuring out a way that players can transfer regions in New World after its backpedalling on the subject sparked fan uproar earlier in the month. It’s been a fairly hectic launch for Amazon’s ambitious MMO, New World: the game attracted 572,689 concurrent players on Steam on its first day of release, causing playersto join lower-populated servers in order to bypass queue times and long log-in processes. But once things settled down, players were under the assumption that…

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Amazon Games investigating New World invulnerability exploit

New World players have found an exploit that lets you turn invincible, which is certainly not the sort of exploit you want in your PvP-focused MMORPG. According to players who’ve encountered the bug, it’s pretty easy to replicate, and folks are calling for wars to be disabled until there’s a fix. Amazon Games say they’re aware of the problem and are investigating, so hopefully they’ll patch the game soon to make sure everyone’s staying vincible. Read more

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New World endgame content: things to do when you hit Level 60

What is there to do once you reach the endgame in New World? Currently at least, New World has a level cap of 60. There’s a debate among MMO fans as to whether reaching the endgame should be the whole point of playing, or if it’s really just a nice bonus after you’ve finished the satisfying business of levelling your character up from nothing. Whichever opinion you hold, most can agree that it’s nice to have something to keep you coming back to the game that you’ve spent all those hours mastering. Read more

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New World backtracks on region transfers, screwing players

Amazon made a big mistake when it told players that regional transfers are coming to New World. It seems Amazon Game Studios is learning the tribulations of running a successful MMO the hard way with New World. As the game continues to struggle with long server queues, the developer has seemingly made things worse by communicating incorrect information. Shortly after New World launched and it became clear that the game is going to be very popular, Amazon responded to its exceedingly long queue times by promising to offer players free transfers between servers as more servers were being spun up….

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New World Tadpoles: where to catch Tadpoles and why they’re so useful

How can you catch Tadpoles in New World, and what are they used for? Tadpoles are a deceptively helpful resource in New World. It’s hard to imagine a more unassuming creature, but you’ll need to catch some Tadpoles to complete some useful early Town Projects. Furthermore, Tadpoles can be salvaged into Life Motes, a crafting resource which goes into some good mid-game recipes. Read more